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At a D.C. Council breakfast on Tuesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced her administration’s plan to close the D.C. General family shelter and replace it with smaller-scale facilities spread across the District—one in each ward. They would serve hundreds of families, but community and Council feedback are needed before implementation.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C. didn’t get much snow-accumulation overnight thanks to higher temperatures, but a winter-weather advisory remains in effect north of the District. [Post, WTOP]
- Metro is running regularly today despite planning yesterday for reduced bus service. [Popville, City Desk]
- The Federal Transit Administration says it will withhold funding from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia if they do not create a new safety-oversight body for Metro by next year. [WAMU]
- D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has released an updated draft of the District’s proposed paid-leave legislation, which in part cuts the total number of weeks of paid leave an individual is eligible for. [WAMU]
- Post editorial board: The District needs to look at the proposed paid-leave legislation “more carefully”. [Post]
- Local fast-casual restaurant chain &pizza has some significant expansions planned for 2016. [DC Inno]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Ward 8 Race: Trayon White is again challenging LaRuby May for the Ward 8 D.C. Council seat.
- Slayed: Beyoncé won’t be coming to D.C. during her “Formation” world tour. But there’s always Baltimore…
- River Sheen: As of Monday afternoon, the source of an oil spill into the Potomac River remained unclear.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Trayon White will take on LaRuby May again in Ward 8. [LL]
- More on Kenyan McDuffie‘s anti-crime payments bill. [Post]
- Petula Dvorak says the bill isn’t as crazy as everyone says. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser nominates corporate lawyer to the elections board. [Times]
- Post ed board backs Bowser, says Council should hit the brakes on family leave. [Post]
- Potomac spill still a mystery. [City Desk]
- Suspect arrested in school administrator attack. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? email@example.com)
- Check out the bold new video for The Jarvik 6. [Bandwidth]
- Here are the best D.C. entries in All Songs Considered’s Tiny Desk Contest. [DC Music Download]
- Wait, did Beyoncé drop the word “bama” in her new music video? [Vulture]
- Congress grants approval for a Smithsonian provost position. [Post]
- Listen to a playlist of all the artists playing the inaugural Breakin’ Even Fest. [DC Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Best blind date spots in D.C. [BYT]
- Spirits guru Jeff Faile is joining the Rose’s Luxury/Pineapple and Pearls [Post]
- Hawthorne opens for American bistro fare on U Street NW. [Washingtonian]
- The most romantic restaurants in 10 D.C. neighborhoods [Zagat]
- Ivy and Coney will celebrate Fat Tuesday with free Polish snacks. [Borderstan]
- Japanese program certifies authentic cuisine. [NPR]